Engage, Imagine, Discover

Through the Reading Offer, libraries support the growth of a literate, empathetic and confident society. 

The offer provides diverse and inclusive reading resources, support programmes and experiences for children and adults to create excitement around reading.

Libraries encourage individuals of all ages to read for pleasure and purpose to increase their understanding of the world, stretch their imaginations and think differently. 

Summer Reading Challenge

The annual Summer Reading Challenge attracts three quarters of a million children into libraries each year to keep up their reading skills and confidence.


Reading Offer summary

A4 poster oulining the Reading Offer. 


Review of reader development activities and training needs

This review highlights the ways that public libraries encourage and promote reading and how reader development activities could be further supported. Based on research and interviews with libraries and library staff across the country, the report identifies that the highest priority for developing reader training in libraries is outreach and work with non-readers.